• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S ARMED FORCES COUNCIL YESTERDAY (MONDAY) APPROVED THE COUNTRY'S NEW CONSTITUTION AND ANNOUNCED IT WOULD BE PROMULGATED ON 1 APRIL.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S ARMED FORCES COUNCIL YESTERDAY (MONDAY) APPROVED THE COUNTRY'S NEW CONSTITUTION AND ANNOUNCED IT WOULD BE PROMULGATED ON 1 APRIL. THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWED A FOUR-HOUR MEETING OF SOME 50 GENERALS AND SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE COUNCIL, WHICH INSTALLED THE PRESENT MILITARY REGIME IN POWER.

    THE CONSTITUTION PROVIDES FOR CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT FOR SOUTH VIETNAM, WITH NATIONAL ELECTIONS FOR A PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT AND A NEW LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.

    THE FORCES COUNCIL SAID YESTERDAY ELECTIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THE SENATE - THE UPPER HOUSE - WOULD BE HELD ON 1 SEPTEMBER, WITH POLLING FOR THE LOWER HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE MONTH LATER.

    THE DRAFT OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION WAS PRESENTED TO HEAD OF STATE, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU, LAST FRIDAY (24 MARCH) BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY, MR. PHAN KHAC SUU, THREE DAYS BEFORE THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION OF THE ASSEMBLY'S SIX MONTHS WORK. PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WAS PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMUPQFWOR64UVKMV7RAVVPAZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMUPQFWOR64UVKMV7RAVVPAZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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